I haven't received a fix since April, and that box was a home run by my stylist Kelley. I had referral credits to use (thank you, blog readers!) and decided once the temps cooled down, I could use a few new Fall pieces in my closet. I didn't give a ton of guidance to Kelly, but said I'd love a pair of white jeans (not very fall-like, I know), I don't want any sweaters or wintery-things just yet, and I'd like to focus on everyday casual style.
My seventh fix arrived on the same day as my half-marathon, and because I had already peeked at my five items online, I didn't even un-box them for a few days. The horror! I felt very 'meh' after looking at my shipped items and unfortunately, I feel just as 'meh' after trying them on in person.
Kelley's note was super personalized and she read my blog to see that we're knee deep in back-to-school mode. She tried to keep things effortless and fun for me to wear when walking the kids to/from school, attending school functions, date nights, etc.
1. Loveappella Whitnee Knit Dress | $68
Okay, a knit dress in fall colors? Cool. I like elbow patches just as much as the next blogger, but this just seems less than impressive on me.
Nice colors, stripes rule, etc etc but I don't know---I just don't think I will wear a long sleeve dress in a casual setting. Especially because the skirt feels pretty snug! I thought about pairing it with gray leggings but got too hot to deal with it anymore. It's really not special enough in general and definitely not for nearly $70.
Truman and Cecelia took turns taking pictures for me in this post, btw. They are obviously pros by now. Tried and true selfies in the mirror were somehow quite rusty for me this day!
2. Papermoon Phel Suede Detail Knit Top | $44
This one just looked boxy when I peeked at the style card online. It's a nice, stretchy material and has some suede detail at the shoulders. But? Meh.
Not feeling it. I think three-quarter sleeves on me are fine and a nice cop out to deal with the arm length issue, but this just didn't float my boat at all. I could probably find something similar at a chain retail store, and yes---it would probably shrink, but this one doesn't seem to fit that well to begin with anyway!
3. Skies are Blue Lawler Two Pocket Top | $58
I was pretty excited about this one at first because I do love plaid tops and thought the contrasting plaid on the neckline was cool. But in person, it's really thin and kind of itchy. Not terribly long, and the sleeves have to be rolled to be appropriate length.
Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me? When you roll up sleeves that have buttons at the cuff, how in the world are you supposed to keep them buttoned together? This shirt was sent with the wrists buttoned up but already rolled up inside the yoke-thing. I could not get the buttoned up sleeve over my forearm (?) so I had to unbutton it and then roll it up higher, hoping the sleeve would stay together somehow and not flop open. Does this make sense? Anyway, this isn't my favorite because a $60 price tag means it needs to be thick and fit like a glove.
4. Market & Spruce Cosimo Lace Up Tunic | $68
First thought: Robin Hood with the lace up neckline.
I do love navy all of a sudden and anything with the word 'tunic' makes me happy (although this is decidedly NOT tunic-like on me, go figure). I wanted to hate this top for the laces, but the material is actually really flowy but not sheer and the length is perfection. It's three quarter length for the sleeves and also has a button, so I guess I could make them even shorter, like to my elbow? I didn't even try that part, so I wouldn't know.
My only pair of booties that I love are also very 'Robin Hood' with an ankle cuff. You'll see them with this shirt in the next part of this post, but I just don't think I can pull off this look from head to toe. I couldn't wear it with dark jeans or I'd be one giant navy silhouette, and I am lacking in lighter wash jeans. Also: the price is killing me. And I'm not sure that lace up tops are even trendy right now, but I guess I trust Stitch Fix on this one.
Verdict: Very likely returning
5. Liverpool Adele Skinny Jean | $88
They didn't have any white jeans for me because I'm constantly a season or three late with trends, but they did have these 'rich dark purple' jeans that are very hot for Autumn (says Kelley). I thought colored jeans were out a few years ago but what do I know?
So Kelley told me to pair the jeans with the top and my floral scarf from the last fix, along with booties. ROBIN HOOD!!!! But I do kind of like the entire outfit together, I suppose. I actually like the top with the scarf since it covers up the iffy laces.
These jeans were difficult to photograph as my professional photographers grew restless after about five shots. They are tighter than tight, giving 'Skinny Jeans' a new meaning. Kelley says they have a 'rear enhancing design' for the butt, so I *had* to take a picture of my backside in these guys. I suppose it does look pretty awesome and not so 'mom-flat', but still. They aren't ultra stretchy, they are quite tight, and the color is pretty but not exactly timeless. I'm trying to picture what kinds of tops would work with these plum jeans, assuming I don't keep the navy top.
Verdict: probably sending back
Thoughts? I have to check out ASAP and kind of want to send it all back, but I hate to lose the $25 styling fee. Anyway, here is my referral link if you are curious to try this service for yourself.